Hollywood chef Jason "Chef J" Harley is ready to help you prepare a simple holiday dish this season.
Here is Chef J's recipe for a lemon, garlic, rosemary, Cornish Game Hen, which also works with chicken or turkey.
1 whole Cornish game hen -- butterflied from the back bone
3 lemons, zested
3 sprigs of Rosemary, chopped (stems removed)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp salt/pepper
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1. Butterfly hen from the backbone so that it is split in half. (Do all of this a day before so it can have great flavor from your spices and herb rub.) 2. Rub oil all over bird -- both sides. 3. Season the bird with the salt and pepper, rub zested lemon, chopped rosemary and garlic all over bird on both sides and let sit overnight in the fridge. 4. Heat two baking pans in a 500-degree oven. 5. Spray the inside of the pan on the bottom and top with nonstick spray, place another pan to cover the bird. 6. Place back in 500-degree oven with a brick or heavy weight (like a soup can) on the top pan and let cook for 25 minutes until GBD (golden brown and delicious). 7. If checked with a cooking thermometer, the bird should read at least 165 degrees before serving the bird. 8. Take out of oven, cut into 1/4's and squeeze fresh lemon juice all over. 9. Serve and eat!
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